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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-04-2016, 05:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By jason_recliner
Are you replacing for better quality, more noise,...

Are you replacing for better quality, more noise, or damage?

About five years ago I found one of my cones on the parcel shelf was damaged. It sounded a bit "papery". So I replaced them both with a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-04-2016, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By jason_recliner
That's some "buddy" you have. I have never heard...

That's some "buddy" you have. I have never heard the term "salad shooters" before, but lettuce leaf them off the car, eh?

Those wheels make it look worse, not better. Sorry, but that's the way it...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-01-2016, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By jason_recliner
FWIW, I was probably about 35 when I put my CCFL...

FWIW, I was probably about 35 when I put my CCFL angel eyes on. I wouldn't do it again now, it was a lot of work. But I still like them and feel that they suit the car.
Particularly I love when I...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-25-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By jason_recliner
First, clean and dry around master and slave. ...

First, clean and dry around master and slave.
Fill master to a known mark and pump several times. Inspect for leakage.
If no leakage, is there a change in level? If so, you likely have a leakage.
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-22-2016, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By jason_recliner
Yes, I can hear your whale noise. Does it happen...

Yes, I can hear your whale noise. Does it happen even at very low speed? If so, you may be able to lift the rear end and turn the wheels by hand and track it down.

You want to fix it before the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-22-2016, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By jason_recliner
That horizontal adjusting wheel affects only the...

That horizontal adjusting wheel affects only the temperature of the central air vent. So if all the other vents get warm but the centre vent doesn't, there's your problem.
On the other hand, if...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-20-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By jason_recliner
I've always liked Bendix, but they're Australian...

I've always liked Bendix, but they're Australian so you probably don't have them.
The main thing is to lube all the moving parts like jat007 said. Except the rotor, obviously. Speaking of rotors...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-16-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By jason_recliner
Also, I'll get to work on checking the MAF and...

Also, I'll get to work on checking the MAF and IACV. Thanks for the suggestion, mrdgood.

It's possible I checked on the air filter the same day, I don't recall now. But maybe I dislodged some dust...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-16-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By jason_recliner
If a little water had got down the plug holes,...

If a little water had got down the plug holes, SURELY it would be gone after a few months. BTW, it's summer here in Melbourne. Last week it was 42C in the shade - if you could find any.

I have an...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-11-2016, 05:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By jason_recliner
Intermittent running like a dog

Hi all. It's been a long time since I've been here. My beloved has been so perfect to me for so long, I've somewhat slipped away. But I am here again to seek advice.

My darling '95 320i is running...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-16-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By jason_recliner
There are bolts inside the rear of the car, about...

There are bolts inside the rear of the car, about three I think, that let you remove the tail light assembly. You could just empty it through the bulb hole, but I'd be inclined to disassemble it and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-12-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By jason_recliner
I'll +1 on a probable vacuum leak. It builds up...

I'll +1 on a probable vacuum leak. It builds up pressure differential until it collapses.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-12-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,843
Posted By jason_recliner
Thanks Horn. Yeah, it's been a while. :)

Thanks Horn. Yeah, it's been a while. :)
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-11-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,843
Posted By jason_recliner
Sorry. But with those red wheels I just can't...

Sorry. But with those red wheels I just can't take you seriously.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-23-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By jason_recliner
You can only lock the front doors from the inside...

You can only lock the front doors from the inside if they are closed. The rear doors are unrestricted.
This means you can lock the front doors through the rear door, then close it. In this case,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-16-2009, 06:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,872
Posted By jason_recliner
If you happen to have a junked F/A-18 hornet...

If you happen to have a junked F/A-18 hornet lying around, that might be helpful too.

I wonder if I could program it to seek out and lock onto all Camrys...
:violent:
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-16-2009, 03:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,872
Posted By jason_recliner
Ok, who here has an iphone with an accelerometer...

Ok, who here has an iphone with an accelerometer in it?
Measure for us the G force between top power (pretty much max torgue @ max RPM) in second, and compare it when you change to third.
My...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-15-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,350
Posted By jason_recliner
I can't believe how cheap BMWs are in the UK and...

I can't believe how cheap BMWs are in the UK and US. :(
You'd be paying well over $20,000 for a good 328i here.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-15-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By jason_recliner
It can also be the wiring that leads to the...

It can also be the wiring that leads to the solenoid on the passenger side.

But in my experience of solenoids, they tend to clog up a bit and run out of torque. Does the lock flinch a little, but...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-08-2009, 11:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,791
Posted By jason_recliner
Only slightly off topic: For those who have...

Only slightly off topic:

For those who have the original circa 1995 key with the amber LED lamp in it, you can upgrade it if you're handy with a soldering iron. Modern LEDs are significantly...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-30-2009, 12:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,080
Posted By jason_recliner
Don't worry, just multiply x 9/5 and subtract 32....

Don't worry, just multiply x 9/5 and subtract 32.
:)
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-30-2009, 12:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,498
Posted By jason_recliner
Really? I think they are better than the OEM...

Really? I think they are better than the OEM wheels.
I'm sitting here even now looking at them on my coffee mug. :)
They were always the least awesome part of the M1. Mind you, they still look like...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-30-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,018
Posted By jason_recliner
It wouldn't surprise me if it turned out OEM...

It wouldn't surprise me if it turned out OEM units were Blaupunkt.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-28-2009, 06:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,859
Posted By jason_recliner
I learned to do it in my old ToyMota trashheap -...

I learned to do it in my old ToyMota trashheap - after watching my great uncle never use a clutch in his landcruiser.

Yes: the 1st to 2nd transition is always the hardest*.

I believe it is...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-28-2009, 06:32 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 11,909
Posted By jason_recliner
...as Skoda is to an automobile.

...as Skoda is to an automobile.
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